July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Administrator search taking longer than expected

WARM SPRINGS — The search for a new county administrator in Bath is progressing, but not as quickly as hoped, board of supervisors chairman Richard Byrd said Tuesday. More...

Bath to be spotlighted in PBS documentary

WARM SPRINGS — Production is scheduled to begin in September on a documentary featuring Bath County. The program, part of a “Road Trip to History” series, will be produced by Oak Tree Productions of Kearneysville, W.Va. More...

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Economic Development Authority

• Highland’s Economic DevelopmentAuthority welcomed special guestTom Kurtz to its meeting Tuesday.Kurtz is the new director of HighlandMedical Center, and relocated More...

County art show kicks off Saturday

See a Show!

ASHWOOD – There are more than 700 sights to see starting this Saturday, July 16, at the 47th annual Bath County Art Show. More...

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Bath County Supervisors

• County administrator BonnieJohnson and chairman RichardByrd were authorized to executedocuments for Bath’s participationin the Virginia Association of More...

Anniversary

Hupman

WILLIAMSVILLE — Two lives, two hearts were joined together in friendship and united forever in love on May 6, 1961 in Warm Springs by the Rev. Dan Simmons. More...

Field day planned

MILL GAP — The Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, Aug. 3 to highlight local conservation efforts in the community. The program will begin with registration between 8:45-9 a.m. More...

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Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, N.C., will visit the Highland County Public Library with its acclaimed show, “African Folktales, More...

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The Hot Springs Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department are selling chances on a quilt that was handmade and donated by Judy Neighbors, RN at Bath Community Hospital. More...

Special Sections

Schools

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Highland County School Board

• Highland Medical Center’s TishAmirault reviewed the servicesHMC provides to students at ameeting of the Highland CountySchool Board Tuesday. More...

Bath schools seek citizen ideas

WARM SPRINGS — Bath County Public Schools is seeking input from the public to assist in establishing goals for the division’s comprehensive plan, formerly the six-year plan. More...

End of school awards announced

Highland Elementary School MONTEREY — Teresa Blum, principal of Highland Elementary School, announced end-of-the-year awards for students at a ceremony the last week of school, as follows: More...

Sports

Staying fit at HCRC’s weight room

MONTEREY — The temperatures in Monterey have been reaching the upper 80’s lately but the heat hasn’t stopped three ladies from their weekly workouts at the Highland County Recreation Commission weight room. More...

Charger playing in high school coach game Friday

WARM SPRINGS — Former Bath County Charger Derek Brinkley, the 2010 Pioneer District and Region C Defensive Player of the Year, will play in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star game tomorrow (Friday) in Hampton. More...

Bath V-ball camp set next month

WARM SPRINGS — The repeat Region C champion and State Group A volleyball runner-up BCHS Chargers volleyball team will hold their annual team camp August 18-20 at BCHS. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • July 5 — Dep. Smith responded to a report of a vehicle accident in Rocky Ridge. • July 5 — Sgt. Bryan responded to a report of a possible breaking and entering in Hot Springs. More...

Early Files

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This Recorder is entitled, “Monterey blinking lights,” and appears to be of the installation of the county’s only traffic lights. (Recorder file photo) More...

Fire Sunday destroys building at Doe Hill

Editor’s note: The following articles were gleaned from the March 31, 1955 edition of Highland Recorder. V. Francis Reynolds was editor and publisher. More...

25 years ago

July 17, 1986

• General manager Dennis H. O’Hearn of the Virginia Hot Springs Telephone Company has announced an investment program in excess of $1,444,000 by the company to upgrade its present technology. More...

Opinions & Commentary

Plan your future now

Melissa Dowd said a few weeks ago that in her 18 years as Highland’s county attorney, she hadn’t seen any substantial interest from citizens about the comprehensive plan. To a point, that’s been true. More...

Pictorial

Highlanders have been delighted by the quiet but remarkable service provided these days by the unassuming David Cockerham, seen here taking six-year-old Helena Eanes of Chesterfield for a spin on the pavement. More...

Breaking News - 7/15/2011 2:36 PM

Hearing location changed  Free Access 

The public hearing on Highland County's comprehensive plan, originally set in the Highland modular conference center, has been moved. The hearing will take place Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Victim’s son follows investigation

WARM SPRINGS – A young man who seemed keenly interested, yet somewhat shy, stood at the fringe of television and newspaper reporters gathered near the courthouse last Thursday. He asked no questions. He made no comments. More...

Drug take-back to be held Saturday

WARM SPRINGS — Prescription drugs sitting around in a medicine cabinet can sometimes fall into the wrong hands, and the Bath County Sheriff’s Office is offering an opportunity to dispose of them. More...

Highland’s comprehensive plan comes to hearing

MONTEREY — Tuesday, county citizens have the opportunity to weigh in on the draft comprehensive plan after years of review and revision. A public hearing will be held July 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Schools, forest plans at issue

WARM SPRINGS — The future of the school system and concerns about the proposed George Washington National Forest plan were topics of conversation at the Bath County Board of Supervisors July meeting Tuesday night. More...

Dancin’, dancin’, dancin’ in the street!

A rare treat from Rare Gold — the band entertained a crowd Saturday for the Lions club fund-raising event. (Photo courtesy David Cockerham) More...

Birth

Mason Ray Sweeney

AMISSVILLE — Michael and Karen Sweeney of Amissville announce the birth of a son, Mason Ray Sweeney, on April 29, 2011. He weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

Tie dye on July 23

MONTEREY — The Fiber Guild of the Allegheny Highlands is hosting a tie-dye workshop for adults and kids on Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. in Wool Becomes Ewe, Monterey. Come and bring a 100 percent cotton item to dye. More...

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Caleb Reed, six months, seemed fascinated by Herman Cauley, 100 years old, last Sunday. More...

Engagement

Loan — Harrup

HOT SPRINGS — Dale and Annette Loan of Millboro are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Loan, to Larry Harrup of Valentines. Kimberly is a graduate of Bath County High School, Dabney S. More...

Correction

On the Bath County Sheriff’s Report for the date of June 26, 2011 Deputy Plecker responded to a report of a theft in the Mountain Grove area, and not Sgt. Bryan or Deputy Cutlip. More...

Obituaries

Debra S. Quick

MILLBORO — Debra S. Quick, 60, of 75 Memory Lane, Millboro, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born June 7, 1951 in Kitzmiller, Md., the daughter of the late Carl Harvey and Madeline Moore Harvey. More...

Marian D. Woodson

MONTEREY — Marian D. Woodson, 78, of Monterey, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home. She was born May 24, 1933 in Norfolk, a daughter of the late U.S. Navy Lt. Edward Wallace and Edith Minter Davis. More...

Ladena Moore Church

CLIFTON FORGE — Ladena Moore Church, age 77, of 50 West Pine Street, Clifton Forge, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1933 in West Hamlin, W.Va., to the late Zachary Taylor Moore and Lina Johnson Moore. More...

Home & Property

DSLCC hosts Field Ecology Governor’s School

CLIFTON FORGE — For the 27th year, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge hosted the Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School from June 15 to July 6. More...

Schneider receives Carter Scholarship

CLIFTON FORGE — The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation has awarded a Carter Scholarship to Ryan Schneider of Millboro. More...

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Lt. Noel T. Dunnagan, left, was recently honored by Sheriff R. Larry Norfleet for his 30 years service in Bath County. More...

Letters

Hot Springs resident supports Dollar General

Editor, The Recorder, I am writing in response to Mr. Trinca’s letter (The Recorder, July 7) regarding the Dollar General store. More...

School board should reverse its decision

Editor, The Recorder, With the school board meeting on July 18 fast approaching, I feel compelled to speak the thoughts that have been on my mind since the May 19 meeting at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Reader seeks photograph of her father’s band

Editor, The Recorder, My name is Janet Mullenax, and I do history of Highland County and my family. I am looking into the band my father, Joseph Mullenax, played in. More...


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